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Senior drug hunter

 Job description 

About Aqemia 

Aqemia is a deep-tech start-up in drug discovery. We are building on breakthrough physics theory and unique software to find promising drug candidates among millions of molecules.

Aqemia's software predicts the affinity between drug candidates and therapeutic targets responsible for diseases. The speed and accuracy of our software allows to screen up to million molecules in few weeks.

Our ambition is to disrupt upstream drug discovery through a combination of our proprietary physics-based technology and machine learning to generate innovative drugs.

If this sounds exciting to you, come and join us ! 

Job description

Aqemia aims at finding the best hits and leads for Pharmas and Biotechs clients, leveraging its software to predict accurately drug-target affinities.​

Your role: Demonstrate and improve Aqemia technology value for clients by designing and delivering POCs


Your day to day responsibilities:

  • Drive choice of Proofs of Concepts (POCs) /projects

  • Drive design and delivery of POCs with Pharma & Biotech clients

    • Screen molecules using Aqemia's technology and other chemo-info softwares as needed

    • Propose and discuss relevant molecules with clients

  • Bring your drug hunter perspective and insights to software and AI development teams

  • Coach and drive more junior drug hunter(s) working on POCs

Preferred experience


Your profile:

  • You have worked 7+ years mainly in Pharma or Biotech company(ies) in Research / Discovery department

  • You have hands-on experience on drug discovery projects, e.g., strong knowledge of criteria and methods to select hit / leads / candidates from our clients' point of view

  • You are knowledgeable about in silico drug discovery methods and softwares - and comparison vs. other methods like in vitro HTS

  • Medicinal chemistry and / or Biologics background is a plus

You should join us if…

  • You are passionate about solving difficult problems on places that really matter

  • You are curious, willingful and dynamic

  • You want to grow and help others grow as well

  • You are keen to take unpaved roads when it is the best way to make an impact

You do not fit in those job descs but are excited by this adventure? Contact us!